An Important Message To Our Community About Hurricane Irma

Dear Signature HealthCARE of North Florida Community,

Signature HealthCARE teams and leaders are closely monitoring the most recent developments of Hurricane Irma. The safety and health of our residents and stakeholders remains our top priority throughout this storm. Our Toll-Free Weather Hotline 888-743-9404 will be updated every few hours.

Our dedicated staff, who are trained in emergency procedures, are actively preparing for Hurricane Irma and are in communication with local authorities.

We will provide updates to this page, the toll-free Weather Hotline, and our social media channels throughout the storm.

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SHC North Florida Resident Named “2016 FHCA Resident of the Year”

Ms. Lucy Kennedy, a resident at SHC of North Florida and recent recipient of the Eden Alternative Award, was also honored as the “2016 FHCA Resident of the Year” by the Florida Health Care Association (FHCA). She worked with Senator Don Gaetz to get an increase in the personal needs allowance for residents. She helped triple the nursing center resident personal needs allowance in Florida. She traveled to Orlando earlier this month to accept her award on behalf of Florida’s 70,000 plus residents who were so deserving of this increase.

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SHC North Florida Former Resident Council President Presented With Proclamation

Representative Matt Gaetz and Senator Don Gaetz presented Ms. Lucy, former Resident Council President of Signature HealthCARE of North Florida, with a proclamation for inspiring the idea to triple residents’ personal needs allowance. Rep. and Sen. Gaetz were instrumental in seeing this increase included in the 2014 Florida state budget.

Signature residents ‘catch a wave to adventure’ on Florida trip

“You never get too old to enjoy life,” said a 91-year-old Signature resident who traveled to Panama City Beach, Fla. earlier this year, the fourth consecutive year Signature has taken groups of residents on vacation. Check out the video above for highlights from the trip, and be sure to click the links below for additional coverage.

Panama City Beach Vacation – 2015 on Facebook

Signature HealthCARE Quality of Life Blog

Signature HealthCARE Legislative Lady Blog

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SHC of North Florida celebrates Global Day of Prayer

For SHC of North Florida’s observance of the Global Day of Prayer, elders and staff gathered outside in our courtyard around the flagpole. I led the service with a short devotional on the importance of prayer, then I asked one of our staff members to offer a word of prayer.

We also opened it up for elders and staff to voice prayers if they felt led. It was an amazing day, feeling the spirit moving with prayers being lifted up for residents, staff, and the company we work for.

– Jason Chitty, Chaplain 

Spirituality LearnFEST draws crowd for virtual learning conference

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More than 1,000 Signature staff members registered for the recent Spirituality LearnFEST, a virtual learning conference that encouraged participants to consider the impact of spirituality, if fully activated, in a long-term care environment.

And that number doesn’t even include the many who joined in groups, in offices, breakrooms and wherever there were TVs or computers at Signature centers across 10 states to view the live broadcast. The event featured sessions that tied spirituality to numerous aspects of long-term care and health care, from clinical care to legislative involvement and the impact of spirituality in the workplace.

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North Florida Rehab Patient Homeward Bound

Today, we celebrated Mr. Levi Nichols’ successful graduation from the rehabilitation program at Signature HealthCARE of North Florida.

A resident of Alabama, Mr. Nichols decided to complete his short-term rehabilitation with Signature Rehab therapists. He received 24-hour skilled nursing care while recovering from his recent and unexpected medical setback.

This is the second time Mr. Nichols has chosen us as his short term rehabilitation center. Mr. Nichols worked daily with occupational and physical therapy to increase his upper and lower body strength, balance, and safety with standing balance. He also focused on being able to perform his activities of daily living tasks independently for a safe return home.

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